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Motorcycle Parts - OEM or Aftermarket ???
This is always a difficult one to answer when shopping for motorcycle parts and I firmly believe that each one of us must decide what's best for our bikes AFTER carefully evaluating each of the possibilities.
Well... it really depends on what I am looking for - just replacement or improvement - , the availability of the part, my budget and other things. Sometimes I buy OEM, others aftermarket motorcycle parts.
Keep reading. You will find some views that will hopefully help you decide the next time you shop for motorcycle parts.
What a heck are OEM parts??
OEM parts stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer parts which not necessarily mean the OM (Original Manufacturer) actually produced them. You know, many motorcycle and automobile manufacturers don't manufacture each of the parts used in their vehicles. They frequently have the parts designed and manufactured by outside independent companies and then, install them in their machines or put them in their own boxes to be sold as OEM parts!
Good to know when buying OEM Motorcycle Parts:
When you buy OEM Motorcycle Parts you are buying the exact same original part the manufacturer used to build your motorcycle, that means:
What about Aftermarket parts??
Aftermarket parts should perform as well as OEM parts but are produced by companies other than the original manufacturer(s).
Things to know when buying Aftermarket Motorcycle Parts:
OEM or aftermarket motorcycle parts, sooner or later you will be shopping for them...
Enjoy the ride!
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